Sharing We are a Roman Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark of richly diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We are Disciples of Christ fed by the Word and Eucharist in an evolving community. We seek to live the mission of Christ: serving the Lord by serving one another through our living faith, commitment of resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.


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  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish is now being administered by Mary Gayle Scheper.  If you would like to contribute pictures or material to the page, please contact her with your material via the parish office at straphaelrcc@comcast.net. “Like” us at www.facebook.com/straphaellivingston
  • The bulletin for the parish is available on this website.  The current week is displayed automatically.  For earlier bulletins (the previous 5 weeks), scroll to the bottom of the page and select the weekend you would like to view.

Special Events

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you have a background in English – writing, editing, or oral presentation – you can help our local seminarians.  Check out the details here!
  • Help St. Joseph Grammar School, Jersey City, earn $20,000 for the school.  They need to collect 200,000 Box Tops for Education coupons by the end of 2017.    Put your donated coupons in the labeled box in the vestibule!  Thanks to you – we’ve already collected over 1500 coupons for their project and they have over 24,000 coupons so far!  Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.
  • THE ORCHESTRA OF ST. PETER BY THE SEA – Celebrating the Joy of Christmas!  Saturday, December 9, 7 PM (Please be in your seats by 6:45). Tickets $20.  On sale after Masses or call the Parish Office.
  • SIMBANG GABI Filipino Advent Novena Mass!  First Novena Mass on December 16 at 6 PM, followed by a reception,  and second Novena Mass on December 23 at 5:30 AM.
  • SANTA BREAKFAST!  December 17 from 9:00 AM ’til Noon in Tobias Hall.  Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy the yummy breakfast and desserts (bring one to share!), see the Nativity Play, enjoy Arts and Crafts!.   Please sign up by December 12 using the attached form to give us a headcount for food!  Cost is via a free-will donation at the door!

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

Sharing God’s Blessing


For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.